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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English, from Old English _hwȳ_, _hwī_ (“why”, instrumental case of _hwæt_ (“what”), literally “by what, for what”), from Proto-Germanic _*hwī_ (“by what, how”), from Proto-Indo-European _*kʷey_, locative of _*kʷís_ (“who”). Cognate with Middle High German _wiu_ (“how, why”), Danish and Swedish _hvi_ (“why”), Faroese and Icelandic _hví_ (“why”), Latin _cui_ (“to whom”, dative case of _quī_ (“who, how, why”)), Ancient Greek _πει_ (pei, “where”). Compare Old English _þȳ_ (“because, since, on that account, therefore, then”, literally “by that, for that”). See thy. PRONUNCIATION * enPR: hwī, wī, IPA(key): /ʍaɪ/, /waɪ/ * (in accents without the "wine-whine" merger) * (in accents with the "wine-whine" merger) * (in accents with the "wine-whine" merger) * Rhymes: -aɪ * Homophones: wye, Y, y (all only in accents with the wine-whine merger) ADVERB WHY (_not comparable_) * For what cause, reason, or purpose. * Introducing a complete question. _WHY is the sky blue?_ _WHY did you do that?_ _I don’t know WHY he did that_ _Tell me WHY the moon changes phase._ * Introducing a verb phrase (bare infinitive clause). _WHY spend money on something you already get for free?_ _WHY not tell him how you feel?_ * Introducing a noun or other phrase. _WHY him? WHY not someone taller?_ SYNONYMS * how come, wherefore TRANSLATIONS NOUN WHY (_plural_ WHYS) * reason _A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the WHY and the how_. SYNONYMS * wherefore TRANSLATIONS INTERJECTION WHY * An exclamation used to express indignation, mild surprise, or impatience. "Well, I'll tell you...". * Daniel Defoe “WHY, child, I tell thee if I was thy mother I would not disown thee; don't you see I am as kind to you as if I was your mother?” TRANSLATIONS DERIVED TERMS

From Middle English, from Old English hwȳ, hwī (why, instrumental case of hwæt (what), literally by what, for what), from Proto-Germanic *hwī (by what, how), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷey, locative of *kʷís (who). Cognate with Middle High German wiu (how, why), Danish and Swedish hvi (why), Faroese and Icelandic hví (why), Latin cui (to whom, dative case of quī (who, how, why)), Ancient Greek πει (pei, where). Compare Old English þȳ (because, since, on that account, therefore, then, literally by that, for that). See thy.

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Adverb

why (not comparable)

  1. For what cause, reason, or purpose.
    1. Introducing a complete question.
      Why is the sky blue?
      Why did you do that?
      I don’t know why he did that
      Tell me why the moon changes phase.
    2. Introducing a verb phrase (bare infinitive clause).
      Why spend money on something you already get for free?
      Why not tell him how you feel?
    3. Introducing a noun or other phrase.
      Why him? Why not someone taller?
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Noun

why (plural whys)

  1. reason
    A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.
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Interjection

why

  1. An exclamation used to express indignation, mild surprise, or impatience. "Well, I'll tell you...".
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English - Etymology 2

NOUN WHY (_plural_ WHIES) * (UK, dialect) A young heifer. (Can we find and add a quotation of Grose to this entry?)

Noun

why (plural whies)

  1. (UK, dialect) A young heifer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Grose to this entry?)

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* why in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * why in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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* hwy.

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